About the symposium

Welcome! We are excited to present to you, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy: A Purdue Mini-symposium on Integrating Structure, Function, and Interactions of the Biomolecular Universe.” We believe this event will provide an exceptional networking opportunity for faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students with diverse areas of expertise but a shared interest in structural biology and biophysics of macromolecules. We have organized this symposium with the hope of developing a network of scientists to foster new collaborations and strengthen existing ones.

The symposium will take place on May 11-12, 2016, on the campus of Purdue University.

Protein-based research at many departments will be highlighted in five scientific sessions:

  • Disorder and Conformational Plasticity in Macromolecules
  • Biophysical Methods and Emerging Techniques
  • Disease, Pathogenesis and Therapeutics
  • Biosynthesis and Catalysis
  • Macromolecular Complexes and Assemblies

We are also happy to receive suggestions for additional/alternative scientific sessions. Ultimately, this symposium is organized to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience for the attendees. We would be grateful for your input to make this the best event it can possibly be.

We invite you to join us for the symposium. Registration is free, and includes a form for abstract submission, as well as preference for type of presentation. Space is limited and we ask that you register soon. Please check our program regularly for updates.

Important Dates

  • April 10 - Early registration, oral presentation abstract and travel grant deadline
  • May 1 - Poster presentation deadline
  • May 10 - Career Panel
  • May 11 - Symposium Starts

Best Presentation

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will have prizes for best posters and oral presentations.

  • Undergraduate: Poster($100)
  • Graduate: Poster ($150), Oral ($200)
  • PostDoc: Poster($150), Oral ($200) 

Travel Grants

Financial assistance of up to $150 will be offered to non-Purdue Undergraduate\Graduate students and Postdocs . The deadline for travel grant application is April 10th. To apply for travel grant you will need to submit a 50 words essay on "How will this symposium help with your future career?" after the abstract submission form. You will be notified by April 17th with all details regarding your travel grant.

We look forward to your participation!

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